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Detour Detroit has officially joined forces with Outlier Media to help grow the future of independent local journalism in Detroit together.
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Detour is thrilled to announce the launch of the Detroit Development Tracker, a tool to better understand real estate development in the city.
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Many older residents in Detroit's Islandview neighborhood, currently experiencing an influx of investment, have endured living in crumbling homes year after year.
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From the aquarium to the zoo, and everything in between.
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Detroit’s community gardeners have reactivated vacant lots across the city. Some emerging ownership models would help them preserve their investment.
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Auburn Hills City Council voted to opt out of SMART bus service in 2023, even as Oakland County pursues more connected transit options.
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The new Detroit parking app promised lots of new features, but it's causing plenty of headaches for users.
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Residents in and around North Rosedale Park scored a rare victory when Detroit denied an asphalt company's proposal for a new plant.
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